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Richard Blundell, Andreas Peichl, and Klaus F. Zimmermann

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198749806

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749806.001.0001

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Introduction by the Editors

Introduction by the Editors

Taxation and Labor Supply – Revisiting the Contributions by Richard Blundell

Introduction by the Editors
Labor Supply and Taxation

Andreas Peichl

Klaus F. Zimmermann

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The question of how individuals adapt their behavior in response to policy changes is one of the most investigated topics in empirical labor and public economics. Do people reduce their working hours if governments decide to raise taxes? Might they even withdraw completely from the labor market? Even if these questions are not new, they are still topical – maybe more topical as ever before. Labor supply estimations are extensively used for various policy analyses and economic research. Labor supply elasticities are key information when evaluating tax‐benefit policy reforms and their effect on tax revenue, employment and redistribution. For instance, the question whether welfare programs should be directed to the workless poor, through traditional demogrant policies, or the working poor, via in‐work support (...

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